Papua New Guinea Solidarity Journey

Bookings are available for school, community and business groups during the school holidays.

Easter Break
June / July
September / October
December / January

Purpose of this Journey

This Solidarity Journey will take you high into the remote and isolated Star Mountains of PNG where the giant Ok Tedi mine is situated.

Built and once owned by BHP the Ok Tedi copper mine dumps everything of the mountain that is not copper into the massive Fly River system with devastating consequences for the ecosystem and the villages that rely on the river for the continuance of lifestyles and economies.

Following a visit to the mine and briefings with key mine personnel you will travel to the river port of Kiunga to conduct an impact study of the mine on the river system and villages and to witness the work of the Church as it delivers a range of projects and programs.

A core element of the journey will be to travel deep into the jungle up a pristine stretch of the Fly river to experience life as it has been lived for thousands of years in a remote and isolated village.

Papua New Guinea Solidarity Journey
Papua New Guinea Solidarity Journey

Draft Itinerary

Day 1
Brisbane – Port Moresby
Day 2
Port Moresby – Tabubil / Ok Tedi mine
Day 3
Briefing with Ok Tedi mine personnel
Day 4
Tabubil – Kiunga
Day 5
Briefings with Bishop and key church personnel. Visits to various church projects
Day 6
Engage with youth of diocese
Day 7
Impact study of mine on Ok Tedi, Alice and Fly river systems, village lifestyles
Day 8
Travel up Fly River to remote and isolated village for immersion experience
Day 9
Village immersion experience
Day 10
Return to Kiunga
Day 11
Kiunga – Port Moresby
Day 12
Port Moresby – Brisbane

Please contact us for more information about this or any other of our Immersion Programs.


People’s Recovery Empowerment Development Assistance Foundation

PREDA’s mission is winning freedom and a new life for children mired in poverty, abandoned, exploited, abused, on the streets, in hunger, and in jails, helping abused women, indigenous people, protecting the environment, and alleviating poverty through micro-credit and fair trade initiatives.
The Director of PREDA is Irish priest Fr Shay Cullen.

Here’s how to get in touch with us

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Tel   0400 417 988

The Immersion Programs Coordinator
Global Grassroots Connections
PO Box 786, Helensvale QLD 4212

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